After two weeks of voting for teams to qualify for the TSB Selati Cup, the tally now stands at an astounding 48 000 sms votes. Voting is due to close on Sunday 17 February at midnight.
This week-end is the last chance for voters to make sure that their team is on the list of 64 that will play in the TSB Selati Cup 2013. Voters should sms the name of their favourite STREAM and TEAM to 44461. Voters stand a chance to win a merchandise hamper from MTN in a lucky draw.
The resounding response is testimony that the Nkomazi Community is very passionate about football, says Vusi Khoza, General Manager at TSB. Were proud to host a tournament of this nature that really engages our communities.
The surrounding communities are the main beneficiaries from the success of the tournament, which develops local football and enables teams from different communities to interact. This year, we opted for a new way of selecting teams. Having only 64 teams compete will ensure a high quality of football and the smooth running of the tournament, says Khoza.
First played in 2005 with just 32 teams, the Selati Super Cup, as it was then known, grew exponentially, with 57 teams competing in 2006, 138 in 2007, 215 in 2008, and 280 teams in 2010. The tournament draws national team selectors to scout for players, and high profile figures in football have been honoured guests.
Were proud to be able to bring this popular tournament back, with further support from sponsors including Selati, Molatek, MTN, TRAC and Standard Bank, says Khoza. Our joint ventures, Sivunosetfu, Mgubho and Libuyile, are also on board this year, and more sponsors are currently being confirmed. We also have support from SAFA Enhlanzeni and the Nkomazi Local Football Association, and of course the Nkomazi Municipality helps make it possible.
The teams will be announced on 22 February, with the final draw taking place on 25 February in Malalane. The tournament kicks off on 9 March 2013.
TSB is a wholly owned unit of investment group Remgro. TSBs core business is the production of refined and raw sugar for local and international markets. The companys three sugar mills produce 700 000 tons of sugar per year. The mills are located in Malelane and Komati in Mpumalanga, and Pongola in KwaZulu Natal. In 2013, TSB will expand their production base into Massingir, Mozambique.
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